composer and double bass player adriano orrù was born in nuoro, italy in 1958 and now lives and works in cagliari. he devotes his time to jazz, radical improvisation, and chamber music. he also works as a music teacher.
together with the pianist silvia corda, he co-wrote a performance for six musicians and a spoken voice entitled portrait in three colors dedicated to charles mingus. orrù works with the silvia corda trio on a regular basis, and several of his compositions can be heard on the trio’s album, impronte. in 2004, he founded the composition and improvisation ensemble impromptu . he has collaborated with moex, an ensemble focused on electric-acoustic experimentation as well as a trio with sebastiano meloni on the piano and tony oxley on drums.